Fugitive arrested in Florida

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a 19-year-old man wanted by Berwick police on charges of homicide, aggravated assault and endangering welfare of children.

Michael Crimi, 19, was found Thursday in Port Orange, Florida, by U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, according to U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane.

On Tuesday, Berwick police obtained an arrest warrant for Crimi regarding an investigation on Nov. 25 when they responded to a report of an unresponsive 3-year-old girl.

The victim was rushed to the hospital to receive care and multiple injuries were found on the child’s head.

Despite the best efforts by medical staff, the girl succumbed to her wounds and was pronounced dead on Nov. 28.

The U.S. Marshals and its task force partners began looking for Crimi and received information that led investigators to believe Crimi to be in Florida.

Marshals in Williamsport contacted their counterparts assigned to the service led by Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force for assistance.

Crimi was located and arrested without incident and turned over to local authorities pending judicial proceedings and extradition back to Pennsylvania.

“Along with our law enforcement partners it’s the Marshals Services duty to ensure those charged with serious crimes have their day in court,” Pane said.

The Marshals Service worked jointly in this investigation with officers from the Berwick, state police, Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office, city police and those in Florida.